Widows

Schedule

Sunday, Nov. 11 at 5:35pm
Plaza Frontenac Cinema

In contemporary Chicago, four women with nothing in common except a debt left behind by their dead husbands’ criminal activities take fate into their own hands and conspire to forge a future on their own terms. Veronica (Viola Davis) lives an idyllic life in Chicago with her partner, Rawlins (Liam Neeson). But Rawlins bought their cushy life robbing people. When a job with his gang goes fatally wrong, Veronica’s life falls to pieces. With a local crime lord (Brian Tyree Henry) and his muscle (Daniel Kaluuya) pressing her to pay Rawlins’ debt, Veronica sees only one option: round up the three other widows (played by Michelle Rodriguez, Cynthia Erivo, and Elizabeth Debicki) and make a plan to win their lives back. Adapted from a 1980s-era British TV series by director Steve McQueen (“12 Years a Slave”) and “Gone Girl” author Gillian Flynn, “Widows” also stars Colin Farrell. The Los Angeles Times writes: “The importance of paying one’s debts, even the ones you didn’t ask for, is the driving force behind McQueen’s gripping, corrosive and superbly acted new heist movie.”

2018
128 min.
English

Directed by

Steve McQueen

Country

U.S.

Film Category

Race in America: The Black Experience Studio Spotlight

Subject

Crime

Genre

Drama Thriller

Sponsored by

David Houlle, Sight & Sound Production Services